The 2011 Whanganui National Art Exhibition and Awards entry form has been released for artists aiming to submit to the competition in September. The exhibition is open to all artists living and working in New Zealand.
The 2011 Entry form is available online from www.24bar7.com and http://media.tripod.lycos.com/1855353/1725408.pdf.
The Whanganui National Art Exhibition and Award Trust are the conveners of the exhibition. The trustees are pleased with the growing recognition of the event. The Best in Show Award includes a $500 prize. Two Certificates of Merit carry a prize of $100 each.
The competition is designed to create a national platform for visual artists in painting, printmaking, photography, glass production, sculpture and mixed media, and to build relationships between the national arts sector and the Whanganui arts community. The Whanganui National is a competition where New Zealand artists and arts are supported by the art conscious public of this city, and acknowledge the talent of the country’s artists with awards.
Receiving days are September 5 to 7, 2011 at the Wanganui Community Arts Centre .The Awards Presentation will be made at the opening function on September 9, 2011. The the exhibition runs till October 2 at the Wanganui Community Arts Centre, 19 Taupo Quay, Wanganui.
The Trust is grateful for the sponsorships from the Wanganui District Creative Communities NZ, Lion Foundation, Optiv101 Fine Arts and Multimedia Studios, and Mickey’s, in presenting the 2011 Whanganui National Art Exhibition and Awards. New sponsors will be announced soon.